Variability of convective conditions in the Greenland Sea

Citation:
Meincke, J, Jonsson S, Swift JH.  1992.  Variability of convective conditions in the Greenland Sea. Hydrobiological variability in the ICES area, 1980-1989. 195( Dickson RR, Maelkki P, Radach G, Saetre R, Sissenwine MP, Meincke J, Eds.).:32-39., Copenhagen (Denmark): ICES

Keywords:

ANE, Greenland Sea, Annual variations, ASFA 2: Ocean Technology Policy & Non-Living Resources, convection, deep water formation, ice cover, marine, O 8050:Conferences, ocean-ice-atmosphere system, Oceanic Abstracts, Oceanic convection, PNE, Greenland Sea, Q2 02146:TSD distribution, water masses and circulation, sea ice, thermohaline circulation, wind stress curl

Abstract:

Recent observations and data compilations show decadal and interannual variations in the depth of wintertime convection in the Greenland Sea. In a qualitative study the fluctuations are related to changes in wind and thermohaline forcing. Changes in both wind-stress curl and sea-ice cover concur with the results from hydrographic observations indicating that no renewal of deep water has taken place during the 1980s.

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